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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brio Tuscan Grille opens today at Victoria Gardens

Family prices on fine dining always sounds good to me.  When I go out with my extended family, we all want to enjoy our meal without breaking our wallets.  So we are delighted to learn about the opening today of Brio Tuscan Grille at Victoria Gardens.

Victoria Gardens is a wonderful mall located in Rancho Cucamonga, near several freeways.  You can explore a variety of shops and restaurants while strolling outdoors in this unique pedestrian-oriented mall.  The exercise is good for you, too.

I can't wait to get down there (yes, it's down there, since I live on a mountain) and try one or more of these dishes:

Grilled Salmon Fresca –  Grilled asparagus, sweet potatoes, spinach, roasted peppers, pesto vinaigrette, Feta, diced tomatoes and balsamic glaze (From the Lighter Side of Tuscany Menu – 550 calories or less)

BRIO Filetto Di Romano - 5 oz. filet, perfectly seasoned and grilled to order with a Romano crusted tomato

Pasta Alla Vodka - Handmade Ricotta-filled pasta with crispy pancetta, garlic, basil, spicy tomato Parmesan cream sauce

 All three sound delicious, and their menu has even more delightful entrees.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Food! Italian Food! Brio Tuscan Grille coming soon to Victoria Gardens

I don't get out much, but when I do, I want to eat out.  On a recent visit to Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, I ended up eating in the food court.  The food was acceptable and reasonably priced, but next time I plan to eat at a real restaurant.  Enter Brio Tuscan Grille, which will be opening on October 24.  This will be the first California restaurant opened by Bravo / Brio Restaurant Group.

According to their press release:

BRIO Tuscan Grille is a chef-driven neighborhood restaurant serving delicious, northern Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the finest and freshest ingredients available. The menu features a wide variety of dishes prepared by Executive Chef Tyler Kehr, including grilled and oven-roasted steaks, fresh fish, made-to-order pastas, bruschettas and flatbreads. 
They will offer appetizers and desserts, as well as the main course.  The price for lunch starts at $10, and the price for dinner starts at $12, so eating there will not break your bank account.  Even so, the quality of the food and the sit-down restaurant atmosphere promise to stand high above the food court fare and ambiance.  They offer wine and cocktails for adults, adding to the more sophisticated atmosphere.  And their web site features "chef's weekly select" lunches priced at just $8.95.

This restaurant promises a fine dining experience at affordable prices, a market segment that they call ""upscale affordable".

Brio Tuscan Grille offers authentic Italian cuisine, attentive service and a lively atmosphere.  "Brio" means "lively" in Italian.

I can't wait to go there.  I plan to get my brother and his family to come along.  After all, at their prices, the whole family can afford to eat out.  And I will be sure to enter their Facebook contest, as well.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Random Ramblings

Apparently, my childhood experiences fit into the template of government-sponsored mind control programs of the 1960s.  That is the conclusion of several experts in the field.

I remember quite a few odd incidents, and I am certain that the people I encountered were lying to me about many things.  But certain bits and pieces of truth were wrapped up in their fraudulent omelets.  Along with the usual cheese, bell peppers and onions, they must have tossed in a spice or two.

They do say that the best lies contain nuggets of truth.

My recent conversation with Robert Guffey, author and university professor, served to solidify my suspicions that I and many others were subjected to government-sponsored experiments on children.  Those programs have been in operation since at least as far back as World War 2.  My experience began in 1961.

A major news event that affected me deeply, and continues to trouble me today, took place on November 22, 1963, when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dealy Plaza in Dallas,Texas.

Do not believe the Zapruder film:  it is a fake.  I dismiss that film for a number of reasons.  First, the sign that blocks his view of the motorcade just after it turned left onto Elm Street is fake.  That sign was not there in November 1963.  The insertion of that sign obscures the fact that the first shot hit JFK in the back before anybody in the Texas Schoolbook Depository could have shot him.

Second, many frames are obvious copies, frames in which the people along the sides of the road do not move, do not so much as twitch a whisker.  The limousine is moved along the road, but it is identical, and the people inside it are identical, to both earlier and later frames in this hoax of a film.

Third, even though someone has drawn in the blood spatter from JFK's head, he is still thrown backward by the head shot.  JFK was obviously shot from the front, not by Oswald or anyone else behind the limousine.  This is very much like the official story of 9/11, insisting that the towers were brought down by the airplanes.   As I like to say, it wasn't the airplanes, it was explosives killed the towers.  (Obscure reference to the last line in the film King Kong.  Look it up on Youtube, the original, not the remake. )

WE might never know who shot JFK or who brought down three buildings in New York City, but we do know one thing for certain:  Our government lies to us all the time, about anything and everything.

Wake up, people!  The Republicans and the Democrats are all alike, all liars and thieves.  It is time to vote out all of them, from both major parties, at all levels, from you city council to the hallowed halls of Washington, D.C.

The government is shut down, yet about 85% of the government is still spending your money.  They have locked you out of national parks and monuments, while they continue their pattern of waste, fraud and corruption.

You have the power to put a stop to this.  Republicans will not solve the problem; they are the pro
blem.  Democrats will not solve the problem; they are the problem.  Vote them all out, now and forever.


You can access my interview with author Robert Guffey at